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Old 01-21-2013, 06:45 PM   #11716
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No, I will either do the road test OR the class which will exempt me from the road test. Thanks for the info.
Ah, see, you are way ahead of me. Not unusual for me to not have any idea about what I am saying.
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Old 01-21-2013, 06:46 PM   #11717
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I did the written test and riding test on the same day. just be sure to trailer your bike to the testing site or have an endorsed rider ride it there. They will ask for the inspection sticker. I made one loop around the parking lot for my test.
See my above post!
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Old 01-22-2013, 06:11 AM   #11718
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Pissed Geting the Motorcycle Licence. one mans rant!!

THE FACTS!! You can take the written and drivers course on the same day with $23 cash to get your license. But you have to pass the written first to get to the drivers course portion (book is downloadable from the state site) For the written portion if you read the book one time, quick read, and then focus on the quiz questions you will pass with flying colors. I took the MSF course prior to taking the written portion, without looking at the state book, and failed because the MSF standard and the State of Mississippi standard varies significantly in priority of safety focus.EPIC FAIL. So the MSF course I took was useless for the written portion but allowed me to skip the driving portion. I was there that time with a friend and he had to take the driving portion. The driving portion was a simple drive around the block without getting hit by a car, my friend completed with flying colors.

THE RANT!! Before my friend could do the drivers portion you get inspected for proper equipment. Helmet, bike, insurance. But wait you have to have an inspection sticker. You have to have a COMPLETELY filled out inspection sticker. I had a hard lesson learned when the inspector forgot to completly fill it out and the inspector was a Flowood Police Officer, he got a call, and had to leave, and I took his word it was done. Well it was not done. The DMV was like we don't give a shit and this looks made up, where I got offended and was like they give these out when you go to the strip club as a souvenir like hepatitis but better. So I left driving back like a hooligan to get the thing filled out. The inspector was like my bad so quick fix and on my way back to the DMV. The only real lesson I learned that day was that going to the DMV is like entering the seventh circle of HELL!!
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Old 01-22-2013, 06:28 AM   #11719
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I used the DMV office across from the prison on 468. I had to truck the KLR there since you can't ride it there without another rider and a permit. I almost dropped it unloading it from the truck... ON MY SECOND VISIT. First visit I failed because I missed a few questions on the test that were not in the MSF book. Namely this:

Q. What is the first thing impaired by drinking beer? (I don't drink beer)

Options:
a) eyesight
b) judgement
c) speech
d) motor skills

So I had to go a second time for not knowing that one... Passed test and rode with a permit for a few weeks and then went back for riding test. Looped the parking lot, used turn signals, parked, got off without falling and it was over in less than 5 minutes.

I took a coworker to GhetroCenter to do his cause it is closer to our office and the officer walked us outside and told him to start up his Vulcan 900 and "put it in reverse and back out of the space"... We both started laughing. He was serious. He is administering the motorcycle driving test and was under the impression that ALL motorcycles had reverse. he asked "Well how do you go backwards?"
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Old 01-22-2013, 06:54 AM   #11720
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Thanks again. I've downloaded the MSF book but it looks like I may need to get my hands on the MS book too. Haven't found the downloadable version yet. If anybody has a link I'd appreciate it.
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Old 01-22-2013, 07:04 AM   #11721
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Found it: http://www.dps.state.ms.us/wp-conten...cycle-2011.pdf
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Old 01-22-2013, 07:07 AM   #11722
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Never mind... That's the MSF manual... But from the .gov site so does that mean they are one in the same now?
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Old 01-22-2013, 07:08 AM   #11723
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I used the DMV office across from the prison on 468. I had to truck the KLR there since you can't ride it there without another rider and a permit. I almost dropped it unloading it from the truck... ON MY SECOND VISIT. First visit I failed because I missed a few questions on the test that were not in the MSF book. Namely this:

Q. What is the first thing impaired by drinking beer? (I don't drink beer)

Options:
a) eyesight
b) judgement
c) speech
d) motor skills

So I had to go a second time for not knowing that one... Passed test and rode with a permit for a few weeks and then went back for riding test. Looped the parking lot, used turn signals, parked, got off without falling and it was over in less than 5 minutes.

I took a coworker to GhetroCenter to do his cause it is closer to our office and the officer walked us outside and told him to start up his Vulcan 900 and "put it in reverse and back out of the space"... We both started laughing. He was serious. He is administering the motorcycle driving test and was under the impression that ALL motorcycles had reverse. he asked "Well how do you go backwards?"

wow.......

My motorcycle test consisted of pretty much the same thing anti went through, which means that it hasn't changed here since '95. If you can ride it down the road and back, and not get killed, you get your bike license...
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Old 01-22-2013, 07:09 AM   #11724
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Never mind... That's the MSF manual... But from the .gov site so does that mean they are one in the same now?

Welcome to "I'm from the government and I'm here to help you!"
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Old 01-22-2013, 07:19 AM   #11725
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wow.......

My motorcycle test consisted of pretty much the same thing anti went through, which means that it hasn't changed here since '95. If you can ride it down the road and back, and not get killed, you get your bike license...
Just be sure to keep your "greasy booty" off of the grumpy DPS woman's truck
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Old 01-22-2013, 08:04 AM   #11726
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I had some difficult questions too on my written. Like the ones that BW is talking about where there were multiple correct answers. I remember one that had a picture of a motorcycle traveling on a 2 way street with parked cars along the sides and another car coming in the opposite lane and a cross walk ahead. It asked what is the greatest danger?

1. Someone in the parked car opening a car door in front of you.
2. The car in the opposite lane coming to you.
3. A car behind you
4. Pedestrian crossing

1 and 2 are pretty much a wash. Can't remember the other ones but they were similar. I passed so that is all that matters.

As far as the riding test, I took mine too off 468 in Rankin and I had a friend ride my bike over. The officer told me to make a loop in the back lot, pull out of of one entrance onto 468 and back in the other entrance and park. He was standing by the officer and told me that he wasn't even looking at me until I pulled back in off 468. I think all he wanted was to see if I had my blinker on when I came in.
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Old 01-22-2013, 08:11 AM   #11727
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Never mind... That's the MSF manual... But from the .gov site so does that mean they are one in the same now?
The MSF manual is almost verbatim whats on the written test. Thunderhart and I just took the test a few weeks ago after I got caught riding without an endorsement. If you take an MSF course you are exempt from the road test but must pass the written test. My road test consisted of cranking the bike, a quick inspection, and driving about 50 feet in the parking lot. Thunderhart opted for the MSF course route. As others have said make sure you have an inspection sticker (make sure they fill it out or you'll get interrogated by MSHP), a physical insurance card, and your permit (you get it when you pass the written test). You can take the written and road test on the same day. If you read the MSF manual a few times you will have no problems passing the written test. Every question on the written test is taken directly from that manual. They stop testing at 4:00 pm. Good luck.
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Old 01-22-2013, 08:18 AM   #11728
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The other questions that I struggled with were totally subjective and open to interpretation, in my opinion.

They were the lane position 1, 2, or 3, questions... When passing parked cars ride in 1, when oncoming traffic ride in 2, etc. But when 2 or more object are involved in that equation, i didn't always agree with the book, but had to figure out the book answer to pass.

The group riding formation question was also worded poorly which caused some confusion on my part.
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Old 01-22-2013, 09:11 AM   #11729
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Lots of good info here for new riders! I really appreciate all the insight and info. How many questions are on the test? I am going to have to figure out a time to go take it as they don't make it very accessible for us working folks. I can probably cut out of here at 2 one day and working in Port Gibson, would probably run up to V'burg to take it. So assuming I get there at 2:30, think I will have enough time?
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Old 01-22-2013, 09:16 AM   #11730
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Lots of good info here for new riders! I really appreciate all the insight and info. How many questions are on the test? I am going to have to figure out a time to go take it as they don't make it very accessible for us working folks. I can probably cut out of here at 2 one day and working in Port Gibson, would probably run up to V'burg to take it. So assuming I get there at 2:30, think I will have enough time?

It is a computerized touch screen test, with pictures. I think it was either 30 or 50 questions when i took it. Once you pass a majority it cuts off with a passing grade and you don't actually have to answer every single one. There is a "skip and come back to it later" option. On my second try, I skipped any I was unsure of, and answered enough that I was certain of that it never went back. Wish I had known that instead of guessing wrong answers the first time!!!
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